What’s Up in May

There’s so much to look forward to in May, the SoCal beginning of summer. With Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day and near-perfect weather on all the days in between, there’s no shortage of things to do and see in our great city. Here are a few of the things on my May to-do list:

Cinco de Mayo on Olvera Street

 

 

 

 

Head to DTLA the first weekend in May for a truly authentic Cinco de Mayo celebration. Olvera Street’s annual festivities span two days and features mariachi, pinatas, carnival games and authentic Mexican food all in the Mexico-style town square in the oldest part of downtown.  

Masters of Taste

 

 

 

 

Back for another year at the Rose Bowl May 6th, Masters of Taste is the luxury food festival. The event will showcase some of LA’s most renowned restaurants, including Redbird, Bourbon Steak, Bone Kettle, Ramen Tatsunoya and the Raymond, among others. More info and tickets here.

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What’s Up in April

Spring has sprung and the rain has subsided. Time to get back to doing what we do best in Los Angeles, and make the most of our time outdoors. Here’s what’s happening in April that will help you do just that:

Rooftop Cinema Club

 

 

 

 

The fourth season of alfresco film viewing at the Montalban has kicked off! Enjoy beautiful city views and excellent movies including The Big Lebowski, Mean Girls, The Shape of Water and more. Movies, drinks and sunset ensure a perfect date night. More info and tickets here.

RenFair SoCal

 

 

 

 

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire comes to SoCal the first weekend in April and runs Saturdays and Sundays through May 20. The oldest RenFair in the country, the event covers 20 acres in Irwindale, CA with Elizabethan dress, food and fun. Catch a joust, bring your own costume. More info and tickets here.

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What’s Up in March

Spring is in the air this month! The days are getting longer, the flowers are blooming and there’s a bunch of new hot spots to check out. Here’s what I’m super excited to check out this month!

Descanso Gardens’ Cherry Blossom Festival

 

 

 

 

Everything’s in bloom at this monthlong celebration of Japanese culture. Check out origami demos, flower-arranging workshops and daily tours of the amazing pink-flowering cherry blossom trees. More info here.

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What’s Up in February

Ah, February. A time when love is usually in the air, but we in Los Angeles are enjoying a bit of early summer, too. While much of the rest of the country is bundled up and shoveling snow, we’re soaking up the sun and putting those New Years’ resolutions to the test.  Here’s some of what’s happening in our great city this month:

LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show

 

 

 

 

Sweetening up the Anaheim Convention Center Feb. 10th and 11th, is the second LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show. Expanding to two full days this year, the cookie convention will offer two full days of workshops, dessert competitions and previews of new pastry tools. Plus plenty of sweet treats. Get more info and tickets here.

Museum of Failure

 

 

 

 

Rather than brush blunders under the rug, this popular exhibit at the Arts District’s A+D Museum makes its way to LA after a hot run in Sweden. Showcasing the world’s worst inventions and some of the biggest flops, the Museum of Failure runs through Feb. 18. Don’t miss your chance to see view a collection including Harley-Davidson perfume, Trump: The Game and Colgate’s frozen beef lasagna. More info here.

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What’s Up in January

2018 is here! It’s a new year and that means more chances to explore the city – whether you’ve been here for ages or are just getting settled from somewhere else. January is a great time to refresh, reset, and make the most of your city and its surroundings. Here’s some of the great stuff happening that I hope to check out this month:

Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage

 

 

 

 

Ending its LACMA run on Jan. 7, this exhibit offers a close encounter with 41 hand-painted Marc Chagall costumes as well as almost 100 sketches and studies from three ballets and one opera. Catch it while you can! Tickets and info here.

The Yoga Expo

 

 

 

 

Namaste your way into the new year, proper. The Yoga Expo takes place Jan. 6 at the Pasadena Convention Center.  An all-day pass is $35 and gets you unlimited classes and workshops throughout the day. More info and tickets hereContinue reading “What’s Up in January”

What’s Up in December

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry. And that means loads of fun holiday activities all over Los Angeles. Here are some of the things I hope to check out this month, in between all the other parties and events. Hope to see you out there. Happy Holidays!

The Ultimate Holiday Movie Series

 

 

 

 

Rooftop movies get the holiday treatment all month long thanks to Rooftop Cinema Club. See classics like It’s a Wonderful Life and modern faves like Love Actually. Tickets and info here.

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